Conclusion: Renewable Energy Communities and the Low Carbon Energy Transition in Europe

F.H.J.M. Coenen, T. Hoppe

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This chapter discusses the key question of the volume about how renewable energy communities in continental Europe have evolved, and what can be learned from these experiences for the realisation and implementation of the Clean Energy Package (CEP). It builds on all chapters of the volume in which authors have addressed this question in one way or another. This chapter also addresses the four sub-questions based on the observations introduced in Chap. 1. The transposition of the CEP into national legislation will change many regular and financial-economic conditions in the European Union Member States. However, this volume was published too early to give a final answer to the question on how countries fared in adopting community issues from the CEP into their national legislations and regulatory frameworks. This chapter provides insights in problems that are essential to the survival and upscaling of renewable energy communities that will be addressed by transposing of the CEP into National legislation and also provides insights into problems that will likely remain barriers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRenewable Energy Communities and the Low Carbon Energy Transition in Europe
EditorsF.H.J.M. Coenen, T. Hoppe
PublisherPalgrave MacMillan Publishers
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-84440-0
ISBN (Print)9783030844394
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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